hugo jaeger

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On December 18, 1941, Hitler attended a Christmas party in Munich. These images were captured by Hugo Jaeger, Hitler’s personal photographer, who buried the photographs near Munich after the war, fearing they might be confiscated. After the war, Jaeger retrieved the pictures and sold them to ‘Life Magazine’ who of course, used them for anti-Hitler propaganda purposes. (source)

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A Thousand Year Reich Photographs (from the LIFE archives) by Hugo Jaeger
(Adolf Hitler’s personal photographer)

Hugo Jaeger was the former personal photographer of Adolf Hitler. He travelled with Hitler in the years leading up to and throughout World War II and took around 2,000 colour photographs of the Austrian-born German politician. Jaeger was one of the few photographers who were using color photography techniques at the time.